Hat-o-rama

In the last few weeks there has been a small outbreak of hat knitting.  It began with the Eleven Cloche and a skein of eucalyptus dyed grey corriedale.

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Check out that leaf shape all the way from stem to brim!  Such a clever design!  I don’t believe I understood the full glory until I’d finished knitting it.  When I chose the pattern I was attracted by its asymmetry and missed out on being charmed by the leaf connection until later.  There was quite a bit of my skein left so I cast on again…

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Things being what they are, I knit way too far during a movie and had to rip back, and pretty soon I had a Turn A Square for a person with a lot of hair, a big head, or both. Note to self–when adjusting needle size, also adjust stitch count.  As if I should need that lesson yet again!  Another clever but simple design.

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My heart wants to knit more hats (for some reason the cochineal over grey wool has my fancy) but my hands have been at the sewing machine, knitting slippers when I have counting-type-knitting time and I have also begun a plying frenzy…

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7 responses to “Hat-o-rama

  1. It’s a beautiful hat!! Your head will be not only toasty, but stylish! 😀

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  2. great hat! if you ever want to try a different hat design check out my website for pics and I’ll send you the instructions (no charge, just a friendly fellow blogger thing) would be nice to see things made up in your special yarns

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  3. beautiful yarn, adorable leaf hat, great details on the turn a square…lovely as always!

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